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on: February 29, 2016, 10:40:04 PM

There was no thread for this game, so I figured I'd start one by mentioning how fucking horribly evil this little game is.

An open world tower defense game with automated factories.

Evil, and a gem.

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Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 01:23:22 AM

I saw it on Steam and I was captivated. It looks fantastic, but also overwhelming. Anxiety inducing. I wanna play it but it scares me.

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Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 03:05:02 AM

Been playing this one since it was on early release.  It's really, really fun, but after a while there's no there there.

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Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 10:28:29 AM

The last time I played this there were only a handful of 'tutorial' type scenarios.   It was fun but it only took me an hour or two to feel like I did everything.   Is there more to it now?
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Reply #4 on: March 02, 2016, 10:43:55 AM

There's the sandbox mode, where you basically generate some terrain and away you go.  The point is to build the end tech to get you the fuck off the planet and, meantime, you keep getting attacked by munchers.  There's a rather nice mechanic whereby the more industrialised you get, the more the munchers munch.

I got to the point where I'd made flying robots everywhere, was using blueprints for everything and had a 'Research Cube', so all the tech was trivial.

At that point, you realise there's really not a game as such.

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Father mike
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Reply #5 on: June 08, 2016, 12:23:21 AM

Pushed a largish update this week.  Steam achievements and better mod support.

Still not a ton of stuff of stuff to do once you get your basic plant built.  The game forums imply that once you begin your endgame push, you'll generate enough pollution that the biters become very hard to keep at bay.  I got all the way up the tech tree, had the ungodly armor that let me raid biter hives with impunity, I just couldn't find the fortitude to gather all the resources to build the rocket.

But optimizing production lines is still a challenge.

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Reply #6 on: June 08, 2016, 08:26:59 AM

It took way too long to mine resources at the very start, I got bored and uninstalled.

I'm going to escape, come back, wipe this place off the face of the Earth, obliterate it and you with it.
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Reply #7 on: June 09, 2016, 11:41:49 PM

I enjoyed this a few months ago, but I'm not sure why. I can't really recommend it, yet I did have a lot of fun with it playing all the way to what was then the rocket defense end game. I basically turtled till I was able to blueprint hop my laser turret forts anywhere I wanted to clean out the bugs. I haven't replayed it at all though, but I might the next time I get an itch to play around with trains!

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Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 10:11:16 AM

Bought this today.  Almost didn't do any work.

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